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    • Exploring off-set pricing models and article deposit terms at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)

      Buck, Stephen; Vijayakumar, J.K. (2018-04-09) [Presentation]
      In the ‘normal’ world of retail and commerce you pay for an item and receive the item. In the world of academic journals you prepay for the item and you might receive the item and you might get some money back depending on what journals you did or didn’t receive. In the world of offset pricing you prepay, then you pay again, you sometimes use vouchers, you might get a discount (the following year) then you might get money back, or you might not. Are publishers knowingly placing barriers to off-set models, and not transparently offsetting the APCs to the subscription cost, in order to raise more income? Whether by design or accident it is a complex world which needs a time commitment, which not all librarians can give, to understand fully. The new model of scholarly communication, which leading universities (including KAUST) want to introduce, is based on shifting the subscription costs to publishing costs, not to double the payment channels to the publishers. Can we get to a mutually beneficial position where the author can deposit the accepted version of the article into the Institutional Repository without any embargo period as the institute is agreeing to pay the subscription fee on an ongoing basis? The required model does not adversely affect the vendors’ revenue. This presentation, based on KAUST’’s experience to date, will attempt to explain the different models of offset pricing while outlining KAUST’s dual approach, redirecting subscription money to publishing money and embedding open access terms in understandable language in our license agreements, to the problem. Why we have accepted IoP’s offset offer and not Springer’s, though we were considered among the first timers and important Institutions? Why is this important? Resolving the inherent complexities in offsetting models will save libraries money and also time wasted on tedious and unnecessary administration work. Researchers do not want to know about offsetting agreements nor should they need to know. It is difficult enough to do and write up valuable research without having to do further research on offset pricing models. The authors of the articles without whom, as academic librarians or publishers, we would be redundant are often the neglected link in the chain. Finally, the Institutional Repository needs to know what we are up to. The current answer to many queries is that “it depends on the publisher,” isn’t good enough. There has to be a standard model. What is needed overall is clarity and transparency. This will enable trust and, where mistakes are made, and there inevitable will be with untried models, we can learn from these mistakes and make better, more robust services with auto deposition of our articles to our repository fed by Publishers’ themselves . If libraries can organize as groups at regional or (with more difficulty) international level more favorable licensing agreements, including standardized offset pricing model language, can be leveraged which will be advantageous to all parties; publishers, libraries and, most importantly, authors. It is incumbent that we familiarize ourselves with the pricing models, in all their complexity, and strive through collective organization to have these models simplified and standardized. Let’s turn that subscription money into publishing money.
    • Research Data Management - Building Service Infrastructure and Capacity

      Baessa, Mohamed A.; Mastoraki, Eirini; Grenz, Daryl M. (2018-03-07) [Presentation]
      Research libraries support the missions of their institutions by facilitating the flow of scholarly information to and from the institutions’ researchers. As research in many disciplines becomes more data and software intensive, libraries are finding that services and infrastructure developed to preserve and provide access to textual documents are insufficient to meet their institutions’ needs. In response, libraries around the world have begun assessing the data management needs of their researchers, and expanding their capacity to meet the needs that they find. This discussion panel will discuss approaches to building research data management services and infrastructure in academic libraries. Panelists will discuss international efforts to support research data management, while highlighting the different models that universities have adopted to provide a mix of services and infrastructure tailored to their local needs.
    • Libraries Role in Research Environments

      Vijayakumar, J.K. (2017-10-23) [Presentation]
    • Institutional Repository: Roles and Services

      Baessa, Mohamed A. (2017-10-23) [Presentation]
    • ORCID @ KAUST: Planning, Implementation, Integration and Marketing

      Grenz, Daryl M.; Baessa, Mohamed A. (2017-10-23) [Presentation]
    • Our Journey to Summon and 360: The KAUST experience

      Ramli, Rindra M. (IGELU 2017, 2017-09-12) [Presentation]
      Depicts the journey undertaken by KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology), an international graduate research university located on the shores of the Red Sea, in implementing Summon as its new webscale discovery layer. We will also describe the implementation of 360 suite of products namely: 360 Core & 360 LINK, 360 Marc. The presentation will cover the early days of library’s foray into discovery layers and the difficulties faced by the library that gave the impetus to embark on the project to evaluate, assess and recommend for a new and robust discovery layer. On top of that, the presenters would elaborate the project timeline (which also include the implementation phase for Summon and 360 Core), the challenges faced by the project team and lessons learnt.
    • From Millennium ERM to Proquest 360 Resource Manager: Implementing a new Electronic Resources Management System ERMS in an International Graduate Research University in Saudi Arabia

      Ramli, Rindra M. (2017-05-17) [Presentation]
      An overview of the Recommendation Study and the subsequent Implementation of a new Electronic Resources Management system ERMS in an international graduate research university in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It covers the timeline, deliverables and challenges as well as lessons learnt by the Project Team.
    • LibAnswers: Analyzing tickets (questions) to improve our library's virtual reference service(s)

      Ramli, Rindra M.; Ba-Rayyan, Faten A. (2017-05) [Presentation]
      Analyze the questions received in LibAnswers (ticketing system) in order to improve the quality of our virtual reference services. Tickets that were received between June 2015 to April 2017 were analyzed and categorized. It was noted that most questions asked revolved around electronic resources issues as well as circulation/access issues.
    • A Study on the use of Facebook, RSS, Blogs and Twitter (Web2.0) among selected academic libraries from 6 Gulf countries namely: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and Kuwait

      Ramli, Rindra M. (QScience Proceedings, Hamad bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press), 2017-04-20) [Conference Paper, Presentation]
      This paper aims to explore and study the current usage trends of Web2.0 namely Facebook, RSS, Blogs and Twitter among selected higher education institutions’ libraries in 6 gulf countries namely: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and Kuwait. Websites of the selected libraries would be compared on the extent of the usage of these tools, the participation level and their purpose. The author would also share his opinion and suggestions on improving the current trends pertaining to the area of Web2.0 and libraries. The impact and importance of Web2.0 on libraries cannot be disputed. Since gaining popularity in mid-2000, libraries around the globe have jumped onto the Web2.0 bandwagon. Among the common examples of Web2.0 used by libraries today are namely: social networking sites, blogs, wikis, folksonomies and video sharing sites. Libraries are using Web2.0 to (among others): • market their services / resources to their community, • announce latest library news, • provide their online guides / notes for their resources among others. Though such tools have been implemented by most libraries around the world, some of the challenges faced by libraries are: •participation level – casting the net to a wider audience •selection of web2.0 tools •effectiveness of present web2.0 tools used by the libraries
    • A CRIS in the Desert: The Implementation of Pure at KAUST: A Case Study in Information Exchange

      Grenz, Daryl M.; Lery, Thibaut L.; Ward, Manus; Mastoraki, Eirini; Baessa, Mohamed A. (Procedia Computer Science, Elsevier BV, 2017-03-21) [Conference Paper, Presentation]
      The integration of research information systems with existing university processes has tended towards information exchange models in which the CRIS ingests information from existing systems and takes on functions that were previously distributed across several independent solutions. This paper draws upon the experience of the implementation of a CRIS at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) to posit a model in which functions remain distributed so as to take advantage of the strengths of each system. The functions discussed include institutional reporting, publications tracking, preservation of research outputs, provision of public access, researcher identity and profiling, and metrics analysis. The systems reviewed include a CRIS (Pure), a locally developed publications tracking system, a hosted DSpace repository, a locally developed ORCID integration, and a metrics dashboard (PlumX). The interactions between these systems forms a network of services to our research community, with each node connected to several others, and we discuss how we arrived at the current arrangement, as well as its drawbacks and advantages. The still limited use of standard data exchange formats like CERIF XML is discussed as a constraint that increases the costs of adding to and maintaining the network of services. At the same time we look at how increased standardization should make this distributed approach sustainable, allowing institutions like ours to mix and match complementary systems to achieve an optimal set of research information services for our needs.
    • Identity of a brand new library

      Vijayakumar, J.K. (2017-03-16) [Presentation]
      King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Library in Saudi Arabia aspires to be one of the great new-generation libraries in the field of scientific research. Its services and systems support a digitally born collection, 97% of their collection is electronic. The spectacular library facility with lots of space for collaboration and its collections remains open twenty-four hours, every day of the year and is facilitated by a staff coming from 12 different nationalities. It has an Open Access mandate, the first in the Middle East region, and runs a successful digital research repository.
    • Implementation of Summon at KAUST

      Buck, Stephen; Ramli, Rindra M. (2017-03-09) [Presentation]
      Web discovery services has evolved tremendously from the time of its introduction to present day. Their technology has enabled library users to obtain a variety of materials in different format and type faster and farther. Coupled with a myriad of features, users are ‘pampered’ with the options to email, download citations, full text articles, book chapters on different devices such as laptops, desktops and mobile devices (among others). In this session, the speaker will highlight KAUST library’s new discovery service (KORAL powered by Summon) launched in June 2016. Topics include the implementation project, its challenges and lessons learnt and the after-implementation initiatives.
    • ORCID Integration with Institutional Repositories: The KAUST Approach

      Grenz, Daryl M. (2016-11-14) [Presentation]
      Presentation of the KAUST experience in developing a local integration between a third-party hosted DSpace repository and the ORCID registry.
    • Workshop: Creating Your Institutional Research Repository

      Grenz, Daryl M.; Baessa, Mohamed A. (2016-11-08) [Presentation]
      In 2002, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) proposed the concept of an institutional repository to simultaneously disrupt and enhance the state of scholarly communications in the academic world. Thirteen years later, thousands of universities and other institutions have answered this call, but many more have not due to gaps in budgets, awareness and, most of all, practical guidance on creating an institutional repository. This workshop provides you with an essential primer on what it takes to establish a fully-functioning institutional repository. Every aspect of the process will be covered, including policies, procedures, staffing guidelines, workflows and repository technologies.